The R2-D2 model came off a McDondald’s Fatty Meal toy. Can’t remember who made the humanoid robot, it has been kicking around for years, I think it may be a Rackham model.
I have a few uses for these models, mainly for my robotic Steam Wars army, but also for use in Rogue Stars.
These are another example of a super quick paint job with a healthy splattering of Army Painter Ink over the top.
Salute is tomorrow, I feel for my wallet.
Small, cute, hard target.
A couple of colours and then an ink wash. Done.
This is the first GW model I have seen in ages that I could be persuaded to purchase, especially with my steampunk fixation still running high. I say “could”, as at £50 (US$80) it is a significant amount of cash.
It should be available with 10% off from an independent reseller, which would make it £45.
Free sample models are great, especially when I eventually find a use for one. This Dreamforge Games alien chap was holding a lead with some sort of beastie on the other end. As one of my exotic Rogue Stars crews was expanding, this model would be ideal.
I removed the lead and replaced it with a gun.
I may well remove the whip and replace that with a sword of some sort.
The third of our recent pirate games was with Games Workshop’s Legends Of The High Seas rules.
We had found over the last few weeks that Osprey’s On The Seven Seas was way too slow and not quite what we were looking for.
Cutlass was much better with a nice dice mechanism but an activation sequence that left us wanting more.
So only having read the Legends Of The High Seas rules a few days before our first game, I had already decided it was a better game. It is nothing groundbreaking, it uses a nice simple turn sequence, and the game plays out to a satisfying end.
I need to read the ship rules and we can think about including ship to ship combat at some stage.